Flies of Ireland

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Hatch Charts: Southwest

Fly Hatch Charts Regions

Knowing what flies to use when is one of the keys to successful fly fishing. Thankfully, nature is a little predictable in this area. Through our extensive network of contacts and friends, we’ve collected an encyclopedic knowledge of fly hatching information. The pages that follow provide detailed fly hatch charts for each region of the country.

Fly hatch charts can help you pick out the appropriate flies for an upcoming fly fishing trip. However, they should never be taken as a guarantee of success but rather as a general guide to expected aquatic insect activity.

If there are any locations not included in this list, please feel free to let us know using the contact page and we’ll look into adding it.

River When Fly Type

Bandon April – June Black Gnat
Blue Winged Olive
Hare’s Ear
Grey Sedge

Blackwater April – June Damsel Nymph
Wickham’s Fancy
Pheasant Tail

Feale June – Sept Connemara Black
Black Pennell
Bloody Butcher
Black Gnat

Luane March – May Sooty Olive
Claret Dun
Grey Sedge
June – Aug Blue Winged Olive
Lake When Fly Type

Lough Currane June – Sept Bibio
Mallard & Claret
Black Pennell
Sooty Olive

Lough Leane April – Sept Sooty Olive
Lake Olive
Claret Dun

* Hatch charts are indicative of past experience and are not meant as a guarantee of future success.